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York chemist wins prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry prize

Posted on 9 May 2017

A University of York scientist has been awarded the 2017 Royal Society of Chemistry Tilden Prize.

Lucy Carpenter

Lucy Carpenter, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of York, receives the prestigious award for advances in chemistry.

Professor Carpenter’s work focuses on the emissions, chemistry, and impact of processes occurring in the atmosphere above the world’s oceans.

She uses a combination of field observations, laboratory studies, and theoretical modeling to help answer important questions about global climate change.

Professor Carpenter said: “I am absolutely delighted and honoured to receive a Royal Society of Chemistry Tilden Prize, and very pleased that advances in chemical research in the field of atmospheric science have been recognised.”

Receiving £5000, a medal and a certificate, Professor Carpenter was evaluated on the originality and impact of her research, the quality of results and the importance of teamwork across the chemical sciences.

Professor Duncan Bruce, Head of the Department of Chemistry, said, “I and my colleagues in the Department are thrilled at the award of the Tilden Prize to Lucy. 

"Lucy is a first-rate scientist who has made fundamental and telling contributions in relation to global climate change, and it is wonderful to see her work recognised by this prestigious prize.”

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